A 51-year-old criminal, who had been on the run from Rajasthan for two decades, was arrested from a railway station, police said on Thursday.
Hari Singh had earned notoriety for a string of burglaries across three different districts in the state and had successfully sought shelter in outer Delhi.
A native of Rajasthan's Dausa district, the accused had been evading identification as he stayed at a rented accommodation at Sultanpuri for 10 years. He was arrested on a specific tip-off on Wednesday afternoon, said Devesh Chandra Shrivastava, additional CP (central).
"Singh was arrested expected to come to the Ajmeri Gate area near the New Delhi Railway Station to meet his acquaintance and nabbed as soon as he reached the exit gate around 1:45 pm," additional CP Shrivastava said.
During interrogation, police claimed, Singh disclosed that he had committed several burglaries and thefts in Bundi, Dausa and Jaipur and attracted arrest warrants.
According to the police, he landed in Delhi a decade ago to evade arrest, took up a rented house and started living under the assumed identity of Amar Singh.
"Soon after settling down, Singh started selling illicit liquor in the Sultanpuri area. Investigation revealed that he is also wanted in two cases under the Excise Act. His wife, Kamla, too, has been found to have been involved in four cases of the same act," Shrivastava added.